According to Fox News, The House Judiciary Committee is demanding that Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg testify before Congress. This comes as he is reportedly considering indicting former President Trump on charges of alleged hush money paid to Stormy Daniels in 2016. The committee cited “unprecedented abuse of prosecutorial authority” as the reason for wanting him to testify.
Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, sent a letter to Bragg Monday morning demanding that he testify. According to Fox, this letter was also signed by House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer, R-Kentucky, and House Committee of Administration Chairman Brian Steil, R-Wisconsin.
According to Fox, “Jordan warned Bragg that if news reports of a possible Trump indictment are accurate, Bragg’s actions “will erode confidence in the evenhanded application of justice and unalterably interfere in the court of the 2024 presidential election.”
According to the letter Jordan wrote,
“In light of the serious consequences of your actions, we expect that you will testify about what plainly appears to be a politically motivated prosecutorial decision,” Jordan wrote.
The statute of limitations on a matter of “falsifying business records,” which Jordan said “would ordinarily be a misdemeanor subject to a two-year statute of limitations,” would have “expired long ago.”
“State law, however, allows a district attorney to ‘elevate nominal misdemeanor conduct’ to a felony charge if the ‘intent to defraud includes an intent to commit another crime or to aid or conceal the commission thereof,’” Jordan wrote, noting that showing would extend the statute of limitations to five years. Jordan said that the five-year statute “would likely expire soon and thus explains your rush to indictment.”
While Bragg and his people are seemingly set up to indict Trump any day now this letter and its contents bring up a good argument that could change the whole situation. This witch hunt may now include active avoidance of the law.